Pepsi named Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce select Pepsi Bottling Company of Atmore as Business of the Month for September. Shown at the presentation Thursday, September 7, are, from left, front, Jackson Breckenridge, Keyaira Wilson, Victoria Sawyer, Eboni Williams, Pate Robinson; back, Brandy Giger, Mallorie Beachy, Jordan Barnett, Pee Wee Bowens, David Adams, Myrna Monroe, Hooper Matthews III, Dale Matthews Ash, Cindy Matthews Colville, Jim Staff, Webb Nall, Wayne Harris, Ronnie…
Former law officer arrested for SORNA violations
An Atmore man who formerly worked in law enforcement has found himself on the wrong side of the law again. James Marzel Lewis Jr., 43, of a Jack Springs Road address, was arrested August 25 on charges that he committed two violations of the state’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Lewis saw his law enforcement career come to an end in July 2010 when, as a correctional officer…
Tax abatement approved for Tiger-Sul rebuild
Rebuilding of the Tiger-Sul Products manufacturing facility in Atmore got a boost on Monday (September 11) when Atmore City Council members approved a 10-year tax abatement for the fire-ravaged facility. The 4-0 vote (District 5’s Chris Harrison abstained) will allow the company to avoid property taxes on new equipment and sales taxes on supplies purchased locally during the factory restoration effort. “I think most everybody is familiar with Tiger-Sul Products…
Fatal fire – Atmore woman, 65, perishes when flames devour home
What had been a year full of tragedy for Jane Lee Russell ended early Tuesday in a tragic manner when the 65-year-old Atmore woman perished in a fire that swept through her Carver Avenue home. “This has been one year for our family,” said Marilyn Wesley, Russell’s second cousin. “In February we had to go to New York when her twin brother died unexpectedly. A month later, her brother’s daughter…
Observing POW/MIA Day
By KEVIN MCKINLEY Special to Atmore News American Legion members will line the sidewalks of downtown Atmore on Friday September 15, 2017 in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This day is to remember those did not return from the nation’s wars and the ones who were prisoners of war. There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department’s POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam…